Jean Schwieder is a central partner of a large farm and ranch organization. In addition to cooking and caring for a large family, she worked alongside of her husband, Boyd, in the management of 250 head of cattle and 2,200 acres of farm and ranch ground. The Schwieders primarily grow grass hay, alfalfa, wheat and barley.
In 2012, Ms. Schwieder was named “Farm Woman of the Year” for Bonneville County. She has also served as a board members for the Farm Service Association. In 1996, Jean was awarded the Print Media Award by the Idaho Grain Producer Association. Ms. Schwieder was also cited with a lifetime collaborative and supporting role award by the Idaho Grain Industry, who has cited her as “one super support person” in bringing business to all Idaho grain producers.
Being a very talented writer with a creative mind, Ms. Schwieder has written and developed much of the news print media and graphics distributed by the Idaho Grain industry for the last ten years. She has also been a driving force in hosting Idaho Grain Tours for foreign buyers from the Philippines, Japan, China, Egypt, Morocco, and several Washington D.C. Ambassadors.
The author of the well-read column “Straddlin’ The Fence”, Ms, Schwieder writes bi-weekly articles about farm life and country living. Her works have been published in ten books and appears often in the Intermountain Farm and Ranch newspaper.
Jean and her husband are the parents of seven children.